Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will abolish the Labor Ministry, distributing its functions to three other Cabinet ministries, a top aide said Monday. Onyz Lorenzoni, slated to become Bolsonaro’s Chief-of-Staff, said the various bureaus of the ministry will be distributed to the Finance Ministry, the Justice Ministry and the Ministry of Citizenship. The Labor Ministry was created in 1930. Its primary purpose has been to supervise the organization of workers into industrial unions, enforce rigid labor practices and collect and distribute taxes and surcharges over wages. Bolsonaro has expressed a desire to loosen Brazil’s strict labor code, saying extinction of the Labor Ministry is a first step in that direction.
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